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Shure SE215 replacement (They hurt)

post #1 of 5
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Hey all,

 

I've been lurking on the forum before but decided that it was time to post a question.

 

Last week my in-ear headphones died :(

I was using Sleek Audio SA-1 and I loved them. So I went searching for some new ones. After some reading and googling I thought the best bang for buck would be the Shure SE215's. So I got them, fiddled with them and I'm disappointed. 

 

I tested all the earbuds that came with it, but they hurt like hell. The foam tips give a nice seal but even the smallest one hurts. When I use the olive tips I don't get a good seal and the wire hurts my ear. 

 

So I'm gonna sell them and I'm looking for something else.

 

I'm actually thinking I might get some headphones but I'm not sure yet. 

 

The headphones would be used mostly in public transport (on the train), I don't want other people hearing my music. I also don't want to much incoming audio.

 

The devices are: Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Ipod nano (6th gen)

The music Iisten to is mostly house (tech house, progressive house, deep house, ...) while I do like quality audio I must admit I'm a sucker for a nice deep bass.

 

At home I use the Ultrasone Pro550 with an audiocard, and I love that soundsignature. 

 

Price: Between 100-150 Euros, if it really makes the difference I would spent up to 200 Euros. 

If I would go for portable headphones instead of inears I want them to look decent and not be huge (I'm a woman, oh and I wear glasses).

 

Hope someone can help me out here.

 

thx!

post #2 of 5

If you say that even the smallest tip hurts then it may be that you have quite small ear canals. It may be then that IEMs are not for you. for the nice deep bass why not try the sony mh1c, it's fairly cheap as a stop gap measure.

I'm not into much bass but i would say Audio Technica ES10 for its v shaped sound, although I don't know how much they sell over in Europe

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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post
 

If you say that even the smallest tip hurts then it may be that you have quite small ear canals. It may be then that IEMs are not for you. for the nice deep bass why not try the sony mh1c, it's fairly cheap as a stop gap measure.

I'm not into much bass but i would say Audio Technica ES10 for its v shaped sound, although I don't know how much they sell over in Europe

Thanks I'll look into those. 

At work I listen to music with one ear (through crap pc) (might not hear phone otherwise) and I guess I'll use my ipod earphones.

 

I was looking at headphones, and so far I really like the Sony MDR-1R ofcourse it's more than 150 but maybe they are worht it.

Also loving the Sennheiser Momentum's but that's too pricey :(

post #4 of 5

interesting that you like the momentums, they don't have as much deep bass. If that's the way you want to go look into the AKG K545 (the little brother of the K550)

 

the momentums are indeed very nice see if you can get one on sale

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Originally Posted by kookoo View Post
 

interesting that you like the momentums, they don't have as much deep bass. If that's the way you want to go look into the AKG K545 (the little brother of the K550)

 

the momentums are indeed very nice see if you can get one on sale

Yep, just read about the bass.

 

The Sony MDR-1R's seem to have a warmer sound.

 

I could get these 157 Euro (+/-215$), I'm leaning towards these, price wise and it also seems to be a very comfortable set.

 

Also found out about the Philips Fidelio range (damn it there are so many)

 

Edit:

 

- The AKG looks very big and the Audio Technica is too pricey.

 

I'm so gonna throw more money at it :p

 

So between these? 

 

* Sony MDR-1R

* V-Moda M100


Edited by SpArkLeS - 2/11/14 at 5:35am
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